Iran's Sarakhs SEZ facilitates 100,000 MT of Russian LPG to Pakistan
Discussions are currently underway regarding a new agreement for the transit of another Russian LPG shipment through Iranian territory to Pakistan.
Mohammadreza Berahmand, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Sarakhs, reported on Tuesday that Russia has transported approximately 100,000 metric tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Pakistan through the SEZ.
Berahmand also mentioned that discussions are underway regarding a new agreement for the transit of another Russian LPG shipment through Iranian territory to Pakistan.
He noted that the entire gas transit process was successfully accomplished within six months, highlighting that it marked a unique and inaugural operation for Iran.
Iran has over the past years moved forward toward expanding diplomatic and economic cooperation with regional and non-regional countries in domains of trade, politics, and security, among others.
Back in June, Hojatollah Abdolmaleki, the secretary of the Iranian Supreme Council of Free Trade-Industrial and Special Economic Zones, informed Sputnik that Tehran is actively enhancing collaboration in the domain of special economic zones, including landmark negotiations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Furthermore, they have already signed memorandums of understanding regarding this matter with Iraq, Syria, and Oman.
In January this year, Sputnik reported that Iran signed a landmark memorandum on free trade with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).